Workshop 3: Building Repair and Development Grants

Between September 2020 and March 2021, GCHT ran a series of workshops which offered a step by step guide to applying for our grants. Each event featured a short presentation focused on eligibility and the application process, followed by two guest speakers who spoke about past projects. Speakers included a range of past grantees as well as GCHT Officers. Each workshop ended with a Q&A session and general discussion. 

Recorded 31st March 2021.

Speakers:

Building Repair Grant: Fiona Sinclair, RIAS Conservation Accredited Architect at Advanced level
Development Grant: Shireen Taylor, GAMIS (Govanhill Picture House)

The first speaker for this surgery was Fiona Sinclair, who has been involved with around thirty-five projects that have been grant-assisted by GCHT. Fiona talked about the removal and reconstruction of a decorative sandstone balcony on an Edwardian corner tenement at 20-30 Partickhill Road; and also about the journey that the co-proprietors of the building embarked on to complete the project… including a stone-carving masterclass!

Fiona said “Working with historic buildings takes time, don’t expect anything to happen overnight. Play the long game, because it’s worth it, as is using beautiful, traditional materials.”

The second speaker was Shireen Taylor, one of the Co-Founders of Glasgow Artists’ Moving Image Studios (GAMIS) – Govanhill Picture House. This voluntary group are developing plans for the regeneration of the historic Govanhill Picture House. Shireen talked about how a GCHT Development Grant enabled them to commission a feasibility study on the Picture House, with the aim of making the building safe and accessible to the community again.

Shireen said “We started with what we thought was a simple idea to bring in artists, create studios and run events. The building’s complex needs meant that this was far from straightforward. Despite the challenges, we are more determined than ever to bring this valuable building back into use as a cultural venue for the benefit of all.”

Read the transcript.

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Workshop 2: Heritage and Community Grants

Between September 2020 and March 2021, GCHT ran a series of workshops which offered a step by step guide to applying for our grants. Each event featured a short presentation focused on eligibility and the application process, followed by two guest speakers who spoke about past projects. Speakers included a range of past grantees as well as GCHT Officers. Each workshop ended with a Q&A session and general discussion. 

Recorded 11th February 2021.

Speakers:

Heritage Grant: Jan Graham, Ghost Signs of Glasgow
Community Grant: Lizanne Phee, TnmntTiles

In this surgery we heard from two past grantees. The first speaker was Jan Graham from  the volunteer led Ghost Signs of Glasgow project, which is now in its second phase. Jan is one of the current project Coordinators and spoke about how the Heritage Grant enabled them to take the project forward after the first phase was complete. Jan outlined the project’s achievements, including a conference with speakers from across the UK and Ireland, an exhibition and catalogue of ghost signs across Glasgow and a sign writing workshop.

Jan said: “The best thing is being part of a popular project that engages and entertains a broad audience, in collaboration with the wider Glasgow community to find, unearth and document a fascinating aspect of our shared heritage.”

The second speaker was Zan Phee, Coordinator and Curator of The Tnmnttiles Online Archive, a social media based archive documenting original design features from Scotland’s tenements and beyond. Zan talked about how the Community Grant helped her to create an online exhibition, digital booklets and a series of online events. Zan also discussed the challenges she faced due to the pandemic and the resulting changes she had to make to her project. She had the following advice for potential grantees: “Do your research. Look at similar projects, ask for as many examples, quotes, meetings you need to get a clear picture of what you want and what is needed!”

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Workshop 1: Building Repair & Traditional Skills Grants

Between September 2020 and March 2021, GCHT ran a series of workshops which offered a step by step guide to applying for our grants. Each event featured a short presentation focused on eligibility and the application process, followed by two guest speakers who spoke about past projects. Speakers included a range of past grantees as well as GCHT Officers. Each workshop ended with a Q&A session and general discussion. 

Recorded 10th December 2020.

Speakers:

Building Repair Grant: Colin Baillie, Baillie Baillie Architects
Traditional Skills Grant: Gemma Park, GCHT Traditional Skills Officer

During this event we explored our Building Repair Grant with architect Colin Baillie who, together with the other building owners, managed to secure a grant to repair the gable end of their tenement, which had been damaged by inappropriate remedial work in the past.

Colin explained: “One of the most difficult aspects of maintaining a tenement building is generating enough support from co-owners to be able to take action. With 12 occupiers in the building we were a little daunted by this at first. I would encourage others to start talking to neighbours about the issues in a constructive way. Organise a get together and make a plan. It’s surprising and encouraging to discover how receptive others may be.”

Our second speaker was GCHT Traditional Skills Officer Gemma Park, who highlighted two grants: one involving a traditional shopfront and sign writing for a bridal shop, and the other focusing on the construction of a traditional early 20th century dinghy at the Tall Ship. Gemma also talked about the Continuing Professional Development events she organises at GCHT.

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Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and your support is crucial to ensure that our charitable work promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors continues now, and in the future.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.